Friday, 14 September 2012

John Burrell takes part in Article 25's 10x10 2012 Drawing event in London

John Burrell will be participating in the charity, ‘Article 25’s’ ‘10 x10’ drawing weekend in the streets of London in the West End of London on Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th September. He will be drawing the area around Berners Street which amongst many other associations is known for sightings of the ghost of the 'White Woman of Berners Street'.

A 100 invited architects and designers will be drawing and painting their response and impressions of a piece of the city defined by a 100m x 100m ‘square’ allocated to each participant.  Framed artwork will be auctioned on 14th November at Somerset House and all proceeds will go to the Article 25 Charity who are the built environment’s charity for disaster relief and international development.

John's work entitled ‘Something in the City’ sold in last year’s first 10 x 10 event was successfully auctioned as part of the total of £70,000 raised by the Charity for their work.

Visit the 10x10 Website for more details of this year's event

John is now a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration and he will continue to undertake bespoke commissions for illustration ranging from major projects through to concept sketches diagrams and fine art work.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Visit BFF Projects as part of Open House London 2012

Once again it will be possible to visit a number of BFF's projects in London as part of Open House London.  There is a chance to visit the magnificent Grade I listed headquarters of the Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace, two of our cinemas Stratford Picturehouse and the Cine Lumiere in Kensington, and the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Open House takes place on 22 and 23 September.  Please visit their website for further details using the links below.

Stratford Picturehouse

BFF designed this purpose built four-screen cinema with exhibition, cafe bar and restaurant facilities.

Details of Open House - Stratford Picturehouse

The Royal Society

BFF were responsible for the refurbishment and remodeling of the Grade I Listed Nash building in Carlton House Terrace. 

Details of Open House - The Royal Society

The Almeida

BFF have been the theatre's architects since 1982, shortly after its inception, and have been responsible for the refurbishment and remodeling of the building, Listed Grade II, including a new extension.

Details of Open House - The Almeida

Cine Lumiere

BFF were responsible for the refurbishment of the Listed Grade II Art Deco cinema at the Institut Francais in South Kensington.

Details of Open House - Cine Lumiere

Monday, 3 September 2012

BFF 30th Anniversary - New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth is a Listed Grade II* Theatre, originally designed by Charles Phipps as a Variety Theatre and subsequently remodelled by Frank Matcham as an Opera House.

Burrell Foley Fischer’s restoration comprised the refurbishment of the historic, predominately cast iron, front elevation and remodelling of the auditorium, to include a thrust stage, stalls seating and bringing into use the grand circle and upper circle levels. It received the  “Best Restoration Award – 2005” by the Portsmouth Society.